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Your Home First Aid Kit
Urgent medical attention is required for !

  • Any severe bleeding.
  • Broken bones.
  • Choking and difficulty breathing.
  • Unconsciousness.
  • Any head injury with signs of bleeding, vomiting or drowsiness.
  • Adhesive tape to secure bandages & dressings.
  • Alcohol wipes.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Elastic bandages.
  • Facemask for CPR.
  • First aid guide.
  • Flashlight (car).
  • Gauze pads - various sizes.
  • Ice bag.
  • Non-adhering dressings.
  • Plasters - assorted sizes
  • Paper & pencil.
  • Safety pins.
  • Scissors - round ends.
  • Thermometer.
  • Triangular bandages.
  • Tweezers - flat ends.
  • Waterproof tape.
Useful Tips
  • If you are unsure about how to use any of the listed first-aid kit contents, seek further information now, before you meet an emergency.
  • Keep your first-aid kit out of the reach of children.
  • Check your kit occasionally for any items to replace or any that are out-of-date.
  • 999 - When contacting the emergency services, ask for the service you require: ambulance, fire or police. Keep calm. speak slowly and clearly. Describe what has happened briefly and your exact location. Remember, this number is for use in emergencies only.
  • If you wish, you may keep the contents of your first-aid kit in a plastic storage container, as long as it is durable with a tight fitting lid. Alternatively, there are many 'ready-made' first aid kits available

Know More

Wherever possible, take simple measures to avoid accidents such as non-slip bath mats, smoke detectors and making sure medicines and toxic materials are stored safely. It is also wise to keep a first aid kit in the car.